Friday, June 12, 2009

CL Rant - Farm dog

Ok, here's a good one. Sorry to do two CL Rants in a row but I couldn't resist. I'm going to copy and paste the ad below and then insert my comments in RED.
beautiful dog looking for farm or big backyard
hi there (Greetings, Asshat)

we are looking to adopt out our beautiful dog (I'm sorry to hear that you have decided you don't want him any more ... I'm sure your dog is heartbroken ... I'm sure you're putting on a brave face)

he is part german sheppard and part husky ("sheppard" ... ARGH! Husky is a general term and doesn't specify a breed ... did you know that? It's like calling a dog a Spaniel - it's very vague)

he is about a medium size dog (Actually, both "breeds" mentioned above are considered large breeds and judging by the picture below, I would agree ... he looks to be a large breed)

he has never been good on walking on a leash (So why didn't you train him? Too lazy?) so we feel he needs to be on a farm (Great idea - if he isn't able to be trained, dump him on a farm ... WHY do people keep trying to do this?? Do you not understand that farm dogs require MORE training than city dogs?) or with someone that has a big backyard and he can just run and run (Because we wouldn't want to exercise him ourselves)

also the other reason is we are going to be evicted soon because we have both lost jobs recently (Woah - hold your horses. Didn't you keep 10% of your paycheck in the bank for a rainy day just in case you were laid off? We had warning that layoffs were coming from last fall - why weren't you prepared now? What would you do if this was a child?) and have fallen way behind in rent (How can you be "way behind" if you just "recently" lost your jobs?) we are looking for a small adoption fee of $50 but is negotiable as the most important thing is he is goes to a great home (Newsflash - you aren't going to know if he is going to a great home; you are selling your dog ... er ... right "rehoming")

he is fixed and microchipped (Well at least you did something right)

we do not know the shot history because we got him from a friend (Haven't you taken him in for any boosters? I retract my last statement so I might rephrase it - at least your friend did something right)

you would have to come and pick him up and bring your own leash (You don't have a leash? If you are giving him away why would you need to keep the leash? Are you getting another dog?)

will try posting a pic but doesn't always work on here (That was the best pic you had? You couldn't have found one that at least made him look friendly??)

please email me with any questions and please tell me a bit about yourself and where you live (I have some questions ... Why don't you use punctuation? Is your keyboard broken? Do you have a "." key?)

his name is legend and he is approximately 5 years old (How many homes has Legend had in the last 5 years? Poor old guy.)


shane rocket said...

I really dislike stupid people. This idiot wins the stupid prize... wow.

shane rocket said...

AND why don't the idiots stop buying books and dvd's (or whatever is stuffed on the shelf behind poor Legend) and keep the dog and ~TaKE CarE Of iT~!!!

T said...

UGH, to all of the above, and I really hate it when people don't spell Shepherd right!

Unfortunately on any given day, we can all probably find at least 50 stupid adds from Craigslist. Sad.

Calsidyrose said...

Farm dog = Dead dog. Without the training you mention, of course. Here in rural East Texas (I live in a planned community suburb but my adopters and most of those who surrender animals live in "the country") the words I hate to hear are, "Of course I've got room for a dog, I've got some lay-a-a-n-n-d-d." That's Texan, for "land." Which generally means unfenced. And near a highway, freeway or farm road.

GoLightly said...

Oh, poor dog.

Yup, that's a classic, isn't it?

It's almost like they are talking about themselves.
"never learned to handle a leash".
No you sure didn't.
idiots. You have to own one, first.

I hope Legend finds a good home.

OldMorgans said...

Lost jobs, have to move, don't want to bother w/dog who is untrained. No one seems to know how to spell shepherd.

Cyndi and Stumpy said...

Some huskies might be ok on a farm, but many I have known have been chicken killers and sheep maulers. Shepherds, with their prey drive and untrained, would not be a suitable farm dog.

I have quite a few friends whose farms are a regular dropping point for unwanted animals of all types, even large livestock, recently.

Dumping dogs at farms is old; so isn't trying to find pets a home with a farm. Unfortunately the number of farms are also waning.

People just plainly piss me off.
Good Luck, Legend, you are going to need it!

Thoughts said...

This is so sad. I feel so bad for this poor dog, he obviously has never had any attention, training or who knows what else in his entire 5 years/. Why do people like this even get pets? SO annoying.